17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Every year 17 October is being observed as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty throughout the world.
Significance of Day: The Day seeks to promote awareness among people to eradicate poverty and destitution around the world particularly in developing countries.
2015 Theme: Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination.
The theme is a special one as it eradication of poverty is one of the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September 2015.
Background

  • The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed for first time in 1993.
  • It was established after United Nations General Assembly had passed resolution in this regard in 1992.
  • This day is observed and promoted to create awareness to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

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